The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf Not Rising Anytime Soon

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Following up on the rumors of the cancellation of CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf today Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED released an official statement regarding the status of the title:

“This decision was one of the hardest we’ve ever had to make as a company. We have put our hearts, a lot of our time and energy into this project. Because of that, development was in a very advanced stage. However, there was serious danger that we would miss our target release date, but more importantly to us, that the project would not meet our own expectations of quality. Our main goal is always to make every release better than the previous one. Unfortunately, this project was not going in the right direction. We are now looking into all possible scenarios, and we will do all we can to retain our fans’ confidence in us. We simply will not let them down; the quality of our games remains the highest priority.”

It seems the statements made by Widescreen Games last week may have just been a preemptive strike on the developer’s behalf. Widescreen was contracted by CD Projekt to create the adaption of the PC title to the consoles so it would seem the lack of quality that Kicinski is commenting on would rest in its work.

The comment on the official The Witcher website also states that the company is investigating other options to bring the product to fruition and that since the 2007 release of The Witcher the company has been secretly working on unannounced titles soon to be revealed. No mention of the unannounced sequel or the other Witcher related title so far either.

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2 Comments on The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf Not Rising Anytime Soon

Ron Whitaker

On May 6, 2009 at 10:21 am

The important thing is that Witcher 2 is still in production. That’s where the foray to consoles will have to go. I’ve never been a big fan of producing a game for a console a long time after the PC version comes out (or vice versa). It simply guarantees bad sales for the version that comes out last.

sandra hamilton

On September 14, 2009 at 6:51 am

I have been waiting. for the rise of the white wolf. it is heart breaking thinging Iwill not be able to play it I REALY love playing the witcher enhanced editon over and over again changing the way i play it every time.Iam almost 60 years old I do not like online playing .witch there is more of them than single playing now.playing the witcher is great.